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Popular Swahilian girl names

#Name Meaning
1 AbigailThe father rejoices
2 AdelaPleasant; Of the nobility. Noble. From the Old German 'athal' meaning noble. Famous bearer: Adela was the name of one of British King William I's daughters.
3 Adelinebeauty
4 Adrianacoming from or resident of Adria
5 Agapelove
6 Agathagood
7 Agneschaste, pure, holy
8 AgnessPure, Lamb
9 Agripina
10 AishaLife, she lives.
11 AliceOf the nobility. From the German Adalheidis meaning nobility, and the French Adeliz which is a form of Adelaide. Used in Britian since the 12th century; Alice became very popular in 1865 when Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland was published.
12 AloysiaFamous
13 AmandaFrom the Latin word amanda, meaning "lovable." Literary; poets and playwrights brought this name into popular usage in the seventeenth century.
14 AminaTruthful. (Swahili).
15 Aneth
16 Anitha
17 AnnaGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
18 AshleyLives in the ash tree grove. Derived from a surname and place name based on the Old English word for ash wood. Famous bearer: Ashley, the male character in Margaret Mitchell's popular 'Gone with the Wind'. Both a male and female name.
19 Aureliagold
20 AzizaPrecious. (Swahili).
21 BéatriceFeminine form of Beattie: Bringer of joy; blesses.
22 Beatrice
23 Benardfrom bernard
24 BereniceVictory
25 Bernadeta
26 Bernadetha
27 BettyGod has sworn
28 Blandinaflattering, loving, friendly
29 Brendasword
30 Bright
31 Brightness
32 CarenClean and pure
33 CarisFriendly, gracious
34 CarlenDescendant Of Charles
35 Carolinemeans the same as guy
36 Cathérineclean or pure
37 Cecyliaimpaired
38 Christinaanointed
39 Clarabright, shiny, glossy
40 Clarisaclear
41 Clarkefrom the name clark
42 ColethaVictory
43 ConsolataConsolation.
44 ConstanciaConstancy; steadfastness. .
45 CynthiaFrom Kinthos
46 DayanaThe
47 DeboraBee.
48 Delphinadolphin
49 Devotha
50 DianaFrom the Greek goddess of the moon.
51 DoraOriginally a diminutive of Dorothea, Dorothy, or any name ending in -dora. It has become common as a name on its own. Famous bearer: William Wordsworth's daughter was known in later life as Dora.
52 DoreenA variant of Doirean, derived from a Celtic word meaning sullen.
53 DorisGift
54 EdinaWealthy guardian
55 EdithaExuberant
56 EdnaRejuvenation, pleasure; delight. Derived from the same word as the biblical Garden of Eden.
57 ElfridaPeaceful ruler. Variant of Frieda.
58 ElicaNoble
59 ElizabethGod has sworn
60 EmilianaEagerly
61 Ericaruler of the Law
62 EstaFrom the east.
63 Estera star
64 EugeniaNoble (nobility)
65 EuniceGood Victory
66 EvelyneForm of Evelyn: Life.
67 Farhiya
68 FaridaValuable, unique and incomparable
69 FatmaMy giving.
70 Fauzia
71 Felister
72 Flaviana
73 Flora Digna
74 FlorenciaFlowering. Blooming.
75 Fridapowerful protector
76 GermanaGerman. From Germany.
77 GertrudaStrong with the spear
78 Gladness
79 GloriaGlory
80 Gloryform of gloria glory
81 GraceFrom the word 'grace', derived from the Latin 'gratia', meaning God's favor. Famous bearer: American actress Grace Kelly became Princess Grace of Monaco.
82 Gracious
83 HabibaOne who is loved.
84 Hadija
85 HalimaOne who possesses kindness.
86 HanifaTrue believer
87 HannanMost Compassionate
88 Happiness
89 HavenPlace of safety; shelter.
90 HaythamYoung eagle
91 HelenLight, one who is bright.
92 Helenatorch, the radiant
93 Herieth
94 Hidat
95 Hildamighty in battle
96 HusnaOne who is pretty.
97 Imeldabattle
98 IntisarVictory
99 Irenepeace
100 IsabellaGod has sworn
101 Ivanagift of Yahweh
102 JacklineOccupier, agent
103 Jacquelinehe heel grip
104 JaneYahweh is gracious
105 JanethGod is gracious
106 Jasminejasmine blossom
107 JeanneYahweh is gracious
108 Jenniferfruitful
109 JescaAppears in Friesland
110 JoanYahweh is gracious
111 Joanitha
112 JohariFrom the Kiswahili origin, meaning "jewel."
113 Joina
114 JolinA well-established compound of Jo-
115 JosefinaMay the Lord add
116 JoselineMay the Lord add
117 JosephMay the Lord add
118 Josephineadded
119 JovitaFeminine of Jovian derived from Jove who was the Roman mythological Jupiter and father of the sky.
120 JoyceCheerful. Merry. From the name of 7th-century hermit St Judoc (St Judocus or St Josse), who was the son of a Breton king. In medieval England, this name was given to children of either gender, although it is now used solely as a feminine name.
121 Julianathe juvenile or dedicated to Jupiter
122 Julieth
123 Jullieth
124 KatarinaPure
125 Kawthara river in paradise
126 KhadijaPremature, Premature
127 Khairatbenevolence charity
128 Laika
129 LatifaOne who is pleasant to others.
130 LatifahElegant, Kind, Gentle
131 LeocadiaBright, shining
132 LeticiaJoy
133 LilianVariant of Lillian derived from the flower name Lily. Symbol of innocence; purity; beauty.
134 LillianGod has sworn
135 LisaGod has sworn
136 LorraineNoble (nobility)
137 Loveness
138 LubnaStorax tree, tree used in perfumes and medicines
139 Lucialighting
140 LucyVariant of Lucia: Graceful light. Illumination.
141 LujainaSilver.
142 Lutfia
143 LydiaA maiden from Lydia, Greece.
144 Macrina
145 Magreth
146 Maimunasafe trustworthy
147 Makrina
148 MargaretPearl
149 Mariashapely clean
150 Mariamshapely clean
151 Marianashapely clean
152 Marietha
153 MartinaThe little warrior
154 Maryshapely clean
155 Maryciana
156 MatildaPowerful
157 MaureenVariant of Mary: Wished-for child; rebellion; bitter.
158 MelisaCombination Name
159 MonicaVariant of Mona.
160 MoreenDark skinned.
161 Moureen
162 Moza
163 MuniraThe light of the sun.
164 MwajumaBorn on a Friday
165 Mwasity
166 MyraName invented by an Elizabethan writer (Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke) for a love poem.
167 Najmaa star
168 NancyGrace of God
169 Nasra
170 Nataliabirthday
171 Neelamsapphire
172 NeemaGrace
173 NiamhBright
174 NoreenVariant of Nora: light; honor.
175 Nurulighting
176 Nusratvictory help
177 OliverEleven
178 Orpa
179 PatriciaAristocrat
180 PaulinaKlein;
181 PreciousPrecious One
182 PriscaAncient
183 Priyankabeautiful or lovable act symbol or body
184 Purityunsullied, clean
185 RachelEwe. Rachel was the second and favoured wife of Jacob in the Old Testament.
186 Ramlaprophet
187 RayaFriend
188 Rebeccawife of Isaac and mother of Jacob
189 ReginaLatin: queen, Norwegian Distinguishing the gods
190 Rehemacompassionate
191 Restituta
192 Rhaqute
193 Ritashapely clean
194 Ronjabringer of victory
195 RufinaRed haired.
196 Sadapure one
197 SafiaPure and sincere friend
198 Saidahappy
199 SalhaVirtueus
200 SalomePeace. Tranquil. In the Bible, Salome was the granddaughter of Herod the Great who asked for the head of John the Baptist in return for dancing for her stepfather on his birthday.
201 SandraUnheeded prophetess. A diminutive of Casirnir, Cassandra, or Catherine. In Homer's 'The Iliad' Cassandra's prediction of the fall of Troy was unheeded. Also used as an independent name. Also a feminine of Alexander (defender of man).
202 SarafinaSeraphim
203 SashaGuardian
204 Seciliaimpaired
205 SelinaVariant of Celine: French form of the Latin 'caelum' meaning sky or heaven. Also a variant of Celia or Selena.
206 Shadiashe sings, beatiful voice
207 Shanandra
208 ShaniCrimson
209 SharonFrom the Plain of Sharon (in the Holy Land); from the land of Sharon.
210 Shazma
211 SheilaIrish variant of Celia, from Celius, a Roman clan name. Also a form of Cecilia: blind.
212 Shumythur
213 Sialighting
214 SophiaName (s) of
215 StellaDiminutive of Estella: Derived from the Old French form of the Latin 'stella' meaning star. Famous bearer: The heroine of Charles Dickens' novel 'Great Expectations'.
216 Suhailacanopous star
217 TamalaDark tree
218 TeclaGod is with us
219 TeddyDiminutive of Edward: Wealthy guardian. From the Old English name Eadweard, meaning rich or happy, and guardian. Also a diminutive of Edgar: Fortunate and powerful. Also an abbreviation of Theodore.
220 TeklaGod is with us
221 TheclaGod is with us
222 Tima
223 TraceFrom Thracia. Surname dating from before the Norman conquest.
224 TraceyFrom Tracy, France
225 TrishaA
226 ValeriaOn
227 VanessaButterfly.
228 Veronicabringer of victory
229 VeronikaVictory
230 VictoriaVictor
231 Vivianlively, full of life
232 Vivianalively, full of life
233 WardaGuardian.
234 Wijdanecstasy sentiment
235 Yasinta
236 YusraSuccess
237 Yusta
238 Yvonne(Bow) Yew
239 ZainaClean Image, beauty, jewelry
240 ZainabFragrant or beautiful plant
241 ZainabuA fragrant plant
242 Zakiasmart
243 ZawadiGift
244 ZenaOne who is famous.
245 Zuhura
246 ZulekhaFair
247 Zulfa
248 Zulfah
249 ZuwenaGood

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